ARC Review: Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton

Posted March 27, 2014 by Shari in Reviews / 7 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton
Hope Ignites

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Series: #2 Hope
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Released on March 25, 2014
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Jaci Burton writes a heartwarming story of love, compromise, healing and just plain steamy romance between the sheets!

Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton continues the story of Hope, Oklahoma a small town full of wonderful people looking for love or not. Logan McCormack lives a simple life isolated on his ranch. When he lets a movie crew come in to use part of his land, he has no interest in it. But his housekeeper and cook gets excited, he goes out to investigate, making the acquaintance of actress Desiree Jenkins. With brutal honesty, she goes after Logan, knowing it can only be a fling that will end when production is over.

Both question the future of their relationship but from different ways. Des moved around all of her life and never quite fit in with her family. Being an actress wasn’t something they expected from her and her success hasn’t made them soften so much towards her. Never home much, she has a cold place she rents, but she saves up her money to some day settle down and put down roots. After a hard break up with a fellow actor, she is questioning if she can continue to run the schedule of acting or if taking a break will break her career.

Logan is a little more straight forward. He’s a rancher. Works hard from sun up to sun down. And carries deep scars from a mother who really didn’t want kids, nor the ranch life she signed up for. So he never takes on relationships, but finds himself drawn deeply to Des, who is younger than him. He tries to keep his distance, but little by little she worms her way into his life and heart, making him confront the demons of his past.

I loved Des! She was down to earth, knew what she wanted and was honest when she asked for it. Getting to know the towns people, helping to fix a 4th of July picnic of foot, and working the ranch some, she was just a hard heroine with a heart of gold. Oh and she was sexy as all get out, not afraid to tell Logan just what she wanted.

Logan….oh this cowboy was the silent type. Working hard, often not in the best of conditions. He cares about his family of two brothers and his soon to be sister-in-law, but he never opens up past the people in his life. He’s honest about how he feels, but he never really tells the story of how he got to this point. And this cowboy knows what he is doing in bed, out of it, in the kitchen, on an actresses trailer. You name it he provides it.

This is a simple love story of two people who know who they are, what they want and where they are going only to have it all thrown up in the air and left for them to sort out. Compromise is necessary, but not easy to take. There are outside forces drawing them both to each other and apart. The dazzling, sizzling love making topped the cake of this great romance novel.

Do you love the silent, tortured but hard working cowboy?
Why are we drawn to men who aren’t attainable…or are they?
Do you like heroines who are honest about their desires?

About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at for excerpts, her blog and contest information.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Braine TS
8 years ago

I want to try her sports series, I have a feeling she will make me want to be a baller groupie…

Sophia Rose
8 years ago
Reply to  Braine TS

I need to try her sports series too, Braine.

Lori Toland
Lori Toland
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Her sports series is great. I highly recommend it.

Sophia Rose
8 years ago
Reply to  Lori Toland

Hi Lori!
That’s great to get another positive endorsement. Shari says the first ones are the best so I just need to wade through my book pile and get busy.

Sophia Rose
8 years ago

All the above…strong silent unattainable cowboys and gals who are honest about what they want. I like the sound of this one, Shari! I have it in my pile so I look forward to reading it.

Red Iza
8 years ago

It sounds good ! And this cover, hmmmmm…. ^^

Sophia Rose
8 years ago

All the above…strong silent unattainable cowboys and gals who are honest about what they want. I like the sound of this one, Shari! I have it in my pile so I look forward to reading it.